M/V Abilin photographed at Potter’s Cay Dock, Nassau c.1998 by Capt. Calum Legett.
MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Abilin
PAST NAMES: not known
DIMENSIONS: 430 gross tons (GT), 595 summer deadweight tons (DWT), IMO # 5090311, Call sign C6L2094
CONSTRUCTION: by MAN GHH Dock & Schiffbau, Duisburg, Germany
YEAR BUILT: 1962
EARLY CAREER: so far as is known she has been serving the Bahamas since the 1980s at least
BAHAMAS CAREER: said to have served ports of Long Island Bahamas from Nassau. For sale and no longer in service
CAPTAINS: not known
FATE: One source says she is for sale in April 2014, since August 2013. However another, a Government ship surveyor named Capt. Calum Legett believes that the ship was sunk as a reef or on a reef in 2007.
OWNERS: not known and not given at Equasis.org, the IMO site
NOTES: Since June 2010, meaning that she was not sunk in 2007, the ship has been out of classification and her flag has been suspended, so if she is for sale it will likely just be for scrap due to the cost or re-documenting her.
Photo of Abilin in her earlier career in Europe. Photo by Michael Neidig. Unfortunately I cannot read the vessel’s name.